These habits cause your phone's battery to drain quickly.

Written by Henrik Rothen

Apr.27 - 2024 3:00 PM CET

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It's safe to say that very few people can boast of not having at least one of these bad habits.

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You leave home with your phone at 100 percent battery, but by lunchtime, it's already running low, forcing you to find a charger and an outlet.

The reason your phone's battery drains quickly is undoubtedly because you—like countless others—have developed some bad charging habits. These habits may seem harmless, but they can actually shorten the lifespan and performance of your phone by damaging the battery.

Nyheder24 has now identified three habits that can damage the battery, which many of us are probably guilty of.

You don’t remove the case before charging

One of the most common habits among smartphone users is to charge their phone with the case still on.

However, this is a bad idea for two reasons.

First, it increases the risk of your battery overheating during charging. As the battery charges, it also heats up, but with a case on, the heat cannot escape from the electronics as easily.

Moreover, it also increases the risk of damaging your charging plug. Many cases are poorly designed when it comes to the power plug, and you may struggle to get the plug properly connected when it’s time to charge the phone.

The solution, unsurprisingly, is to take the case off the phone while it's charging.

You use the fast charger every day

If your smartphone comes with a 40W or faster charger, it’s important not to use it every day. Doing so can significantly degrade the battery within the first year of use.

The solution is to have a secondary, slower charger that you use for charging over longer periods, like overnight.

Reserve the fast charger for times when you need power quickly.

It might not seem logical, but using an extremely fast charger daily can strain your battery and cause it to degrade more quickly.

You let the battery run completely down

What percentage of battery do you wait for before you start charging? 20 percent? 15? 10? Or do you let it run completely dead before you plug it in?

If you use the latter strategy, you should break that habit.

It places a tremendous strain on the battery when the power level drops below 10-15 percent—and if you do it consistently, you’re actually accelerating the degradation of your phone’s battery.

To avoid this, it's best to charge your phone when the battery is at 15-20 percent and not lower. Although it’s okay to do this occasionally, it's not recommended to repeat it every day.

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